Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Giant Sand "Increment of Love" proVISIONS
Space Negros "Sweep" Dig Archaeology
Beck "Motorcade" The Information
Calexico "Woven Birds" Feast of Wire
Youssou N'Dour "Hey You" Set
Pine Top Smith "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie" Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues
Maximo Park "Books from Boxes" Our Earthly Pleasures
Patsy Cline "A Stranger in My Arms" Golden Hits Collection
Wilco "Box Full of Letters" A.M.
Liz Phair "Bionic Eyes" Liz Phair

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles "Tears of a Clown" An Introduction to the Motown Elite 9000 Series

Worse things to end on a classic after a decidedly non-classic list, even in a semipopular way. Still, both Giant Sand and Calexico, a favorite early Wilco, a Maximo Park I want to think is informed by Walter Benjamin, and if it is in my ears, that's enough.



Blogger Marty said...

Califone, "Slower Twin," Quicksand Cradlesnakes
Architecture in Helsinki,"Fumble," Fingers Crossed
Quickspace, "We're Underused," Everything is Ending Here: A Tribute to Pavement
Elliot Smith, "Everything Means Nothing to Me," Figure 8
Langhorne Slim, "The Electric Love Letter," When the Sun's Gone Down
Hem, "Waltz," Rabbit Songs
Elvis Costello, "Accidents Will Happen," Armed Forces (Bonus, Live)
Califone, "On the Steeple with the Shakes (X-mas Tigers)," Califone EP
Pixies, "Here Comes Your Man," Doolittle

Bonus: Guided by Voices, "Apology in Advance," Earthquake Glue

The i-gods are good today.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. Gun Shy -- Paul Westerberg
2. Unlovable -- The Smiths
3. Moral Kiosk -- R.E.M.
4. Delilah -- Tom Jones
5. Through These Eyes -- Social Distortion
6. This Time -- Gear Daddies
7. High Plains Drifter -- Beastie Boys
8. The Levee's Gonna Break -- Bob Dylan
9. Films -- Gary Numan
10. I Can See For Miles -- The Who

2:00 PM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. They Might Be Giants – “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” – Flood
2. The Ramones – “I Just Wanna Have Something To Do” -- Mania
3. Fine Young Cannibals – “Good Thing” -- The Raw And The Cooked
4. Bonnie Raitt – “Dimming Of The Day” -- Road Tested
5. The Drifters – “Ruby Baby” -- Atlantic Rhythm And Blues: 1947-1974
6. Shriekback – “Faded Flowers” -- These Hands I Kiss, Tragic As Anything
7. Bob Dylan – “Desolation Row” -- Highway 61 Revisited
8. Marvin Gaye – “I’ll Be Doggone” -- The Master 1961-1984
9. Grateful Dead – “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)” -- The Best Of Skeletons From The Closet
10. Fleetwood Mac – “Fighting For Madge” -- Then Play On

**Bonus** Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble – “Pride & Joy” -- Texas Flood

I don't think this list is the reason why I feel like somebody beat me with a hammmer today, but you never know. Stranger things have happened.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

George, and one of the few listenable songs from the album where Liz went far, far past the point of no return.

7:14 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

Johnny Dowd, "Worried Mind" Pictures from Life’s Other Side
Giant Sand, "Muck Machine" proVISIONS
Van Morrison, "She Gives Me Religion" Beautiful Vision
Smog, "Let Me See the Colts" A River Ain’t Too Much to Love
Josh Rouse, "Ears to the Ground" Under Cold Blue Stars
Bright Eyes, "Method Acting" Lifted, Or the Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
Silver Jews, "Sleeping is the Only Love" Tanglewood Numbers
Lambchop, "Or Thousands of Prizes" Tools in the Dryer
Micah P. Hinson, "The Dreams You Left Behind" The Baby & The Satellite
Billy Bragg, "Heart Like a Wheel" Reaching to the Converted

Bonus: Califone, "Wade in the Water" Roomsound

Great week for me too.

Word verification: derseure. Which is something nasty in French, I'm sure of it.

6:08 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

I have to post again just to give the next word verification: liblogin. I might have to adopt that as my new pseudonym.

6:09 AM  

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